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Oct 5, 2012 6:00am EDT
fx concepts chairman john taylor. after we hear the number at 8:30 eastern time, we'll talk about what the news means for the obama and romney campaigns. our ges both served as chairman of the economic advisers. austan goolsbee and ed lazear under president obama. but first this morning's headlines. >>> you wanted music but you didn't pick this? >> no but it didn't bother me until you started mocking it. >> she want us just to talk, no music. >> let's get to spain and its finance minister. sparking laughter from an audience in london today, why he told a group of academics that his country doesn't need a bailout at all. that's interesting. the minister is arguing that madrid's reform program right now is already sufficient to stave off a full sovereign bailout and the ecb's bond buying program would suffice. to help spain recover. that's apparently how it started, with -- you can imagine -- that's bad for confidence of the minister of spain where he's telling an audience, we don't need a bailout and then you hear a whole auditorium laughing. morgan stanley is warning that more pay
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Oct 3, 2012 7:00pm EDT
respective hotel rooms now. they're making final preparations for the big debate and cnbc's own john harwood joins us live with the details. good evening, john. >> good evening, larry. two hours from that debate we've gotten a reminder in the last 24 hours with a slew of polls of how high the stakes are in this debate. we forget sometimes because we talk about how mitt romney is down in the race but he's still got a chance. only down 3 points nationally in the journal/nbc poll. in key swing points he's pulling even in florida, down 1, closer in virginia, down 2, he's still down by 8 percentage points in our poll in the state of ohio, which is a problem for this reason. look at the map of swing states. if you look at the ones where mitt romney is running within 4 points of president obama, places like florida, virginia, iowa, missouri where he's ahead, north carolina where he's even or ahead, you add all those to the solid states for mitt montana and the leaning states for mitt romney, he's still only at 263 electorate votes. he needs to bring ohio or other swe swing state, nevada, ne
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Oct 8, 2012 7:00pm EDT
john harwood has the latest. good evening, john. >> good evening, larry. mitt romney tried to build on his successful debate last week by talking foreign policy today and attacking president obama as simply not someone leading. >> i know the president hopes for a safer, freer, and more prosperous middle east allied with us. i share this hope. hope is not a strategy. >> we don't know if that line is going to work, but we know from new polls out today he's made significant headway since the debate. puts a lot of pressure on the vice presidential debate later this week. we'll talk about it at athe bottom of the hour. >> we will see you later on that very topic. also this evening, one battleground state, michigan, will vote on a state constitutional amendment to allowing collective bargaining, unlimited wage increases, and unchecked union power. michigan's governor rick snyder says how it will disrupt his state. they paid hundreds of thousands to a chicago consulting firm for training sessions where employees chant and i quote our forefathers were illegal immigrants. i think that whole
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Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. which candidate is the right fix for both? john taylor is an economic adviser to the romney campaign and joins us. you are going to say mitt romney. in terms of convincing the american people what you believe and what mr. romney believes what does mr. romney need to do and say? >> we have high unemployment. the last growth number 1.3%. we are not creating enough jobs to employ the working age population. you can put good spins on this. basically it is not good. as i look at this it is largely a problem of policy. the policy has not been pro growth. it has been short termism. >> with all due respect i'm sure you watch a lot of the sunday talk shows, the one before the first presidential debate everybody was saying mr. romney has not outlined his own economic proposal so while you may say mr. obama has fallen short mr. romney is not putting out his case. >> i disagree with that. there is a lot of specificity on proposals on energy, the keystone pipeline issue and regulation and make sure we stop the huge growth of regulations and entitlements. he has been very specific. i think his tax
CNBC
Oct 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
deeper than some people had been expecting. we'll talk about those topics with john harwood. but if you were watching, as they headed in a 70% -- >> down from 80 the day before. >> right now it's down to about 66% in trade obviously suggesting romney got a big boost. >> mini flash crash. >> among our political guests this morning ready to talk about the road to election today, arianna huffington will be our guest host. huffington "post" obviously has a left bent, but it was declaring romney won the debate. ken duberstein will join us, as well. >> i was reading some of your tweets last night, john, and i liked your tweet. i tell you what i took away from the entire debate because i want to let you say it, but i saw what's possible in a life spent without any alcohol. i saw what i could have possibly been -- i saw how i could have possibly been able to talk if i had all the brain cells that i started with. and that was what i came away with. that i just wish in a maybe i had considered that path maybe of being, you negotiation life of sobriety. anyway, what did you think, john? >> well, r
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Oct 4, 2012 7:00pm EDT
with john boehner. that's what the woodward book is all about. in other words, this is something independents love. i say clinton democrats are going to go for romney because romney knows how to make a deal by crossing the aisle and obama can't do it. >> here's where i agree with you. i think the governor of massachusetts showed up last night. not the guy who's been running for president for the last 18 months. he pivoted to the middle for the first time really and he pivoted hard. that was his best. >> was that bad? >> i think it's good for the romney campaign. >> he outfoxed the president. >> is it authentic and genuine is the question an does he have the meat to back it up? he was very specific on what he wants to repeal. he wants to repeal obama care. >> right. >> he wants to repeal cap-and-trade, dodd frank. he was very vague on what he wants to do. he didn't have a plan at all as to how he's going to pay for any of it. >> jennifer just told you all the things he said on the debate last night. the whole debate was spent attacking mitt romney's agenda which is a great place t
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Oct 3, 2012 4:00pm EDT
. eastern. i'll be hosting the pre and post coverage along with carl quintanilla. of course, john harwood will also be with us. he's live on the ground in denver. he's here with a preview. over to you, john. >> hey, maria. it's important to remember this election isn't over. if you look at the new polls that we came out with last night and this morning, mitt romney's only trailing by three points nationally. that's down from a five-point margin a couple weeks ago. he's 9/11 florieven in florida,. he still trails in ohio by five points. that's a big problem. he needs to win the state of ohio. that just shows he has an opportunity tonight. three other big economic issues they're going to be talking about, first of all, on taxes. mitt romney hasosed a 20% across the board rate cut for individuals, but he hasn't specified how he's going to pay for that without increasing the deficit or increasing the burden on middle and low-income workers. president obama will press him on that. by the same token, p obama says he wants to cut the corporate rate from 35 to 28. he hasn't specified how
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Oct 2, 2012 11:00pm EDT
analysis before i opine on it. >> let's go to john. >> booyah this is john from the windy city. >> congratulations on last night's victory. >> ticker symbol nok? >> it is not okay to own that one. n-o-k. we are going to skip nokia. i will sanction no longer short selling research in motion. how about mark in maryland? >> jim, a big thank you booyah from my wife. my question is regarding gourdman's. is this an excellent buying opportunity? >> again, i know this sounds like i'm punting a lot. i don't know how the last three months of comparable stores have been, but i have to do my homework on this one. i'm not ready and up to speed. tom in california. >> two israeli communication stocks. partner and cell. ptnr and cel. >> i have been saying cel, please do not touch it. it is way too risky for me. billy in pennsylvania. >> yes, jim, booyah from steelers country who host your eagles on sunday. i bear no malice and how can i make money with you? >> okay. my question, pay big dividends 10%. windstream. >> we had them on. i was not convinced that this company was going to do very wel
CNBC
Oct 3, 2012 8:00pm EDT
card is full. going to be great. >> absolutely. meantime our chief washington correspondent john harwood has made the trip to denver. what are you watching first tonight? >> what i'm watching for is how mitt romney takes advantage of this huge opportunity that he's got with tens of millions of americans watching these two side by side. he's behind in the polls, but not by an overwhelming margin. three points in our nbc/wall street journal poll. i talked to devine who was the campaign strategist for al gore. when gore lost the election, in the debates he said here's what's mitt romney's got to do. he's got to figure a line of attack that at the same time makes president obama looks bad, makes him look good, and press that through the entire 90 minutes. it's an economy debate. that is supposed to be mitt romney's wheel house. we'll see if he can pull that off in the right tone against a popular president. it's hard. there's always risk when you attack the president. mitt romney doesn't have much choice but to try to do it. we'll see where the help of jim lehrer, the moderator, exac
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Oct 1, 2012 6:00am EDT
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Oct 3, 2012 1:00pm EDT
a 72% probability of being re-elected. our chief washington correspondent john harwood live at the event site in denver. john, what's the objective for romney tonight? what does he need to do? >> mitt romney's got a very big task. he's got to do a couple things at the same time. first he's got to find a way to dent the argument that bill clinton and barack obama made at the democratic convention about how president obama's done as well as anyone could do in turning the economy around the last four years. secondly, he's got to make a positive case with passion, with credibility for his own economic plans, for how he's going to make life better for 100% of americans. third, he's going to have to deal with that 47% video which has really taken a toll on his campaign. he's got to do all those things at the same time. we've seen the history of debates, tyler. it is not easy to fundamentally turn a race around but we have seen from our nbc/"wall street journal" poll that he's within three points nationally. still possible for him to win. got get going down. >> amman, there is some buzz a
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Oct 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
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Oct 4, 2012 4:00am EDT
right man for the country. john harwood got a firsthand view of the debate and filed this report from denver. >> the first of three presidential debates here at the university of denver was a strong one for mitt romney. he came out very aggressively in confronting president obama on his record over the last four years, taking on on the president over his failure to reduce the budget deficit, over job creation, over obamacare, over the regulation of wall street and dodd-frank. had some success in pulling the election back from a choice election as president obama wants to be about their visions going forward into a referendum on president obama's record in the first four years. mitt romney looked very comfortable and pleased to be on the stage. he knows that he only has a few weeks left to go to reverse president obama's lead. president obama on the other hand did not always look so pleased to be challenged the way romney was challenging him. he did not make any big mistakes and one of the questions coming out of this debate, as good as republicans feel and as middling as testimonies f
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Oct 8, 2012 6:00am EDT
. joining us now, chief washington correspondent john harwood. good morning to you, sir. >> good morning. where were the highlights about the nationals some? >> i was happy to see it. i could feel it coming, too, because they were down 2-1. and i've seen st. louis enough. a great team, they won last year, but -- >> they won last year. and our closer shut the cardinals down. pretty impressive. almost as impressive as the reds going up 2-0. >> would it be more disappointing if you would win the series and then lose badly to the reds? how would you like to play out? might be better to lose now. >> last time i checked -- >> one game better. that's like your two touchdowns -- >> home field advantage, baby. >> like you're two touch donees down in the late four quart in the election. you're dreaming just as much about that. >> let's talk about the election actually. we were talking before the break, so we have the colorado poll saying romney will win. ras mmussen up two for romney. >> do not bring up rasmussen. >> and chuck todd yesterday on meet the press talking about the enthusiasm g
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Oct 5, 2012 9:00am EDT
apple. as we wait for the president to start talking about the jobs number we'll go to john harwood for a quick preview what his message might be. john is in washington. good morning, john. >> good morning. i think his message will be one we've heard from the administration which is first of all they are delighted by the news. delighted the rate is under 8%. delighted the august numbers were revised upward. but also have a tempered tone and say we got a lot of work to do because we do as one economic analyst told my colleague at the "new york times" earlier today this economy seems to only have three gears, slow, or reverse. it's not a good economy for president obama to be running with but this is good news. it was good news for the country that just a few minutes ago andy in his interview with you rejected the conspiracy talk about the jobless number which is a reflection of the disease in our political media culture. that was a step forward and the debate we ought to have about where the economy is really going. the underlying reality of the situation. >> might have been a step f
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Oct 4, 2012 9:00am EDT
successful hedge fund manager, john burbank, who runs passport capital. perhaps not the easiest time to be an investor, john, particularly when you believe there is a lack of growth that is not yet reflected in equity prices. i'm looking at your second quarter letter in which you simply say despite an equity market which in our view is ignoring the facts of the world, you're still holding a short position, perhaps not as great as it was in the second quarter. when is that going to change? >> yeah, so markets sold off for about six weeks in april and all of may. and then bounced -- bounced for four months in a row. meanwhile, growth continues to plummet around the world and in the united states. and ecri which we subscribe to and believe it is in our session right now. >> which they have been for a while, to be fair. >> they have. they have a good record on that. >> do you think we're in a recession? >> i do. i don't think all parts of the united states are. but i think we're incredibly close to that. i think the numbers are not actually accurate that the government projects there. but t
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Oct 4, 2012 4:00pm EDT
right to john with breaking news on cisco. >> cisco -- excluz use me. cisco promoting two skpexecutiv to the president title. rob lloyd will now include engineering as part of his role. gary moore's role stays the same, but he becomes co-president. this is important because john chambers said he's going to step back within two to four years. back to you. >> all right. thank you so much, john. he runs the world's largest, in terms of assets manager, at more than $3.5 trillion. he currently oversees more money than the federal reserve. joining me now is larry fink. good to see you. >> hi, marimaria. how are you? >> good. thank you for joining us. you have been on this campaign for a while to try to explain to people that you're losing money when you have money in fixed income. take money out of there and put it into equities. yet, we're seeing outflows. >> in equitieequities. >> yeah. >> i should be clear, you're not losing money if you're in fixed income that has higher yields. if you're earning 60 basis points after inflation and you're losing money. so what we believe peo
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Oct 4, 2012 2:00pm EDT
know a little more about this. john hillsenrath, chief economics correspondent at the "wall street journal." robert, the reason we wanted to do this, i don't think americans really know who these women and men are and they are incredibly powerful. what can you tell us about the real operation of the federal reserve? >> well, first of all, it is a mix between economists and basically bank regulators that are on the fomc. economists tend to have stronger conviction as far as economic policies concerned. most of the bank regulator types i think they tend to go along with economic policy. it is rare that they dissent from the chairman and the vice chairman. >> john, who are these people? what do they do? how does ben bernanke keep them in line? what are they thinking? that's to john. >> well, so there's 12 presidents of regional fed banks and they're nominated by the boards of those banks and bankers actually have a direct say in nominating them. then there's seven governors who have to go through the confirmation process in the senate. so it is a very peculiar mix that was set up 100
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Oct 8, 2012 9:00am EDT
john harwood is here with more. good morning. i know you were aware of some saying that by the weekend the race would be tied. this morning you tweeted as to whether or not that is now actually true. >> reporter: yeah, matthew dodd who was a bush campaigner in 2000, 2004 said we'll have a tied race by monday. we're not quite there yet. it's tied in the rasmussen poll at 48 which featured in the weekend post-debate poll. romney was ahead by two points. there was some impact from the unemployment numbers on friday, you look at the data since the debate it's a 47-47 tie. there's big events coming up. the first debate was the biggest thing since the conventions. now this thursday on the 11th you've got paul ryan and vice president joe biden. this is going to be very important for obama's effort to stave off romney. then on the 16th you got the second obama-romney debate. on the 22nd final obama-romney debate. then the last friday before the election one more jobs number. my own inclination the job numbers aren't quite as "game change"ing for debates as for the reason voters know ho
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Oct 1, 2012 7:00pm EDT
action, will the john roberts supreme court continue to reshape the country in a liberal or conservative direction? that's what we need to know. 36 days remaining until the election, sometime for some tough love on tax policies. paul ryan appeared on fox news sunday to talk taxes. i thought ryan did rather well, take a listen. >> our pro growth tax reform, it cuts taxes by 20%, higher take home for the mid class, that right there creates about 7 million jobs. it's not what deductions are in the tax code, but it's who gets them. and don't forget that the higher income people will have a disproportionate amount of the loopholes that they use. >> for somebody who didn't cut taxes in his convention speech in tampa--when mr. ryan was asked to give the math on the tax cuts, here's what he spochbtded. >> i don't have the -- it would take me too long to go through all of the math. >> all right, so why not use some specific math examples. let's go back to the kudlow caucus, we have good friend david costa and jim patakokus i want to go to you first. if someone asked me the numbers about the romne
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Oct 2, 2012 3:00pm EDT
john chambers recently said whoever wins this election should govern like bill clinton as he spoke about clinton's effectiveness. what's going on from your view sitting on the board of cisco, having the experience that you've had at yahoo! tell me how you see the environment changes and where specifically you would expect growth to happen in technology in the next five years. >> well, i think technology in general -- probably the biggest challenge is not so much the social interactions but everybody's talking so much about data. data is very, very hard to mine correctly. so i think you're going to see a push back towards a lot of enterprise apps that really figure out how it get information to the companies so they can actually be more personalized for the user, but easy to say, a lot to do. >> and really quick, on what you're seeing out there, how tough is europe right now for technology? what are you seeing in terms of the global slow down? >> well, europe continues to baffle us in general in technology. it looks like it's getting softer, not stronger. you know, companies that di
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Oct 8, 2012 2:00pm EDT
this story covered for you. chris faulkner is ceo of brightling oil and gas. john kildo have, founding partner of agin capital. why does gas go up so fast and down so annoyingly slow. >> wholesale spot prices, when they go up, they're going to be quick to adjust the signs that they're going to sell the gas at retail prices. the opposite occurs by the factor of two. when gasoline prices go down slowly but half as fast as they would rise, the reason is, they're wrangling every piece of margin they can out of the gasoline and wrangling every penny they can out of those gasoline prices in an effort to make sure their margins which are already razor thin are as big as they can. >> who is "they"? the mom and pop service station owner? >> yeah. convenience stores. mom and pops. keep in municipal bond mom aom a costco, they're very concerned they'll be selling gas at a loss because they already operate at razor thin margins. that's what we saw in california over the last week when gasoline prices at wholesale shot up $1 for gallon. they raised those prices $1 to make sure they're cov
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Oct 4, 2012 1:00pm EDT
cnbc.com's senior editor john carney. have you an interesting take on what happened last night. it could be one of the reerns the market is moving the way it is moving today. >> absolutely. one of the things that barack obama election promised was much higher capital gains taxes. he said he wants to move the basic level up to 20%. his affordable care act already puts a 3.8% cap. so we'd be going from 15% to 23.8% for hire earners on capital gains. mitt romney says he wants to repeal obama care which takes out the 3.8% and he will keep the capital gains level at 15% for high earners and 0% all together. what that means is the pressure to sell before the end of the year. because this is all going to hit in january. there was a lot of pressure to say, look, realize your gains this year so you don't get taxed at the higher rate. >> exactly. so i think romney's performance last night made people say, hey, maybe i don't have to sell right now. maybe i can keep going. that gives a boost to the market. >> let's bring in kenny right now. also, another reason maybe not to sell is the fact th
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Oct 5, 2012 4:00pm EDT
republican candidate john mccain saying this on cnbc earlier today. >> i question exactly what those numbers are. our discussion about the w.a.r.n. act that just took place where they're in blatant violation of the law. i wouldn't put anything past this administration. >> by the way, the w.a.r.n. act he refers to requires businesses to tell employees about potential layoffs 60 days in advance. here with reangction, former lar secretary elaine chow. thanks very much for joining us. you were the labor secretary. you had the national butreau of labor statistics under you. what do you think about this possibility of a conspiracy? >> when i was at the department of labor, i think the bureau of labor statistics was very professional. they did a very good job. i don't know what's happening now. i can't speak to that. but the fact that this administration has delayed the issuance of these legally mandated layoff notices is astounding. that has never happened before. under the law, any employer, including the government, is supposed to notify the workers 60 days prior to termination that they
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Oct 1, 2012 12:00pm EDT
supporters of john johnson and you're no longer in the name. steve weiss is sitting over here with a small ego but he is probably going to think that he finally convinced you this was not the one to go along on. >> yes. >> why did you get out and why did you stay out? >> as part of the transition in my business we sold town down all the liquid stuff and i had to decide what to buy back and j.c. penny was a hard one. i still like ron johnson and i believe in the long-term turn around but the short-term is much i don't carier than ron and even the board would say it has been. right now i would love to get enough conviction to buy it back. i just want to see another quarter or two of earnings and see that things are starting to burn before i get back in. >> it will be interesting to see. bill ackman is speaking at 5:00 today, big position, noted position in jcpenney, what certainly he may have to say about that one. >> first of all, whitney, since you're the host today i want to try to be as helpful as i was. on netflix i don't see it the same way. i love aig but netflix, the difference betwe
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Oct 5, 2012 1:00pm EDT
. it is a complicated story. >>> now senator john mccain joins us. senator, a very complicated story. thanks for joining us. give us your reaction to eamon's story. obviously there are a lot of moving parts given the time of year we are at and gifbt looming fisc fiscal cliff. what is your reaction to some of the accusations being made out there? >> i'm past the point of outrage that the things and measures that this white house would take. you remember the national labor relations board, he appointed people to those positions even though we were in recess as the constitution dictates. i've seen so much overreach. we're about to see some regulations concerning cyber security that completely bypass congress. so this is a presidency and administration that is breathtaking. but on the specifics of the warn act, here's the deal. everybody knows that it is in the law now that there will be some $460 billion in defense cuts beginning on the first of january. these industries are going to have to accommodate to that. and so they are going to have to take in consideration what is in the law,
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Oct 5, 2012 4:00am EDT
the chances that after the election you tilly get some kind of agreement sni? i was speaking to john mccain and he said don't expect noticing happen. you seem to think something can happen. why? >> i wake up pretty much every day and i update my probabilities on how likely that we'll go off the cliff. and i think that we won't. it's unmachblgable that this country as partisan as things are that policymakers wouldn't be able to come to some kind of an agreement to avoid knowingly letting things happen that will put us straight into recession. that is too high a price to pay for the inability to compromise and work this out. so the consequences of going off the cliff is that we would have very significant spending cuts and tax increases. things we need to do, but if not done smartly don't fix the problem. so there is so much reason not to have dumb policies kick in that would hamp harm the economt the policies have to start working together and they have to put together a package that won't fix the entire problem in that so-called lame duck session, but instead put in place a down paym
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Oct 3, 2012 6:00am EDT
has pulled even in florida. john harwood is in denver this morning and he will join us in just a few minutes with the other poll numbers and see just exactly how close it is. then we're going to try our own debates. at 6:30 eastern time, we have strategists from both sides of the aisle. democrat jimmy williams versus republican joe watkins. an hour later, former dnc chair and vermont governor howard dean is facing off against ed conard. irene rosenfeld, the ceo of mondolez international. the markets aren't to be forgotten. at 8:30 eastern time, we will be joined by jim grant. we're going to talk about the best investing strategies for the rest of the year with him. first, let's get you up to speed on this morning's headlines. over to andrew. >>> friday we'll get the government september jobs report. could be a game changer for the election. we'll get a hint of what may be to come. the employment report coming at 8:15 eastern time. poll forecasters say the economy likely added 155,000 private payroll jobs this month. we'll bring you the number and get you instant reaction from joel pr
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Oct 3, 2012 9:00am EDT
heading into tonight's big debate. john harwood is in denver getting ready for the big event. john? >> reporter: melissa, we've got several pieces of encouraging news for mitt romney from not only the wall street poll but swing states poll. you mentioned that mitt romney's closed the deficit among likely voters for obama from five points to three points. and in florida, he's closed from five down to one which is tied given the margin of error in our poll. in virginia, he has closed the gap from five to two. if you look at the state of ohio, a must-win state for mitt romney, mathematically possible for him to get to it without it but his strategists think he needs it. he needs to make progress there. but the fact that some of the national polls are coming back a little bit, some of the swing state polls are tightening, is a bit of an earn couragement for romney that he still has an opportunity for deficit with three or four points to change the dynamic in some way. he's got to hope that obama is not on his best game. you could have a scenario that like what happened in 2000 where ge
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Oct 5, 2012 12:00pm EDT
doubt in my mind you would get it right. that's not true for this month. what john said is true for over a period of time. we had a decline in the participation. had people stayed in the workforce we would have a higher unemployment rate. this month in particular the participation rate went up and you had people coming in and say count me as a worker here. and available for the labor force. that have not true that month but governor romney is correct over a per of time here you had this accelerated decline in the participation rate. because we have accelerated retirement of the baby boomers and you have discouraged workers, you know what? this job market is so lousy -- >> size of the labor force is pretty low. >> exactly. it's 63.6, i want to say today up from 63.5. don't write mom home about that increase in participation. you wouldn't necessarily write your mother about participation rate. but if you were -- >> my question -- >> all right thank you very much steve for helping us out with that. ahead on halftime, it's one for the bulls. goldman sachs is raising its target for the s
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Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm EDT
can't continue, maybe those aren't such bad bets, guys. >> going to trade this, john. thanks for that. karen, you own apple and google, i want to ask you, because we had verrone on saying woe rather own google. at this point, have you been pairing your position in apple at all just from a portfolio management standpoint? >> no we had some quick spreads that we were long against some way out of the money calls. we unwound part of that trade today. sell willing some put spreads for exampletively getting longer, taking those out of the money calls. to use a clinton phrase, there's nothing wrong with a that will can't be fixed by what is right with apple. i think that i don't know when that will be, but i think we will see some big quarters in the not too distant future around could it trade sfloer of course it could trade lower, i'm long. staying long boat. >> over to the semis quick. on the 28th, the guys announced what you didn't want to hear, the stock is at a major one year level, 12 times the sector. some of the other guys will follow. again this is an interesting place going into t
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Oct 1, 2012 3:00pm EDT
those two. technical side, carter worth. on the fundamental side, john stevenson, with first asset investment in toronto. carter, you brought a rather long-term chart. >> sure, i did. >> to make your point today. >> right. actually we're on the side of the s&p here. just for fun -- >> you'd pick stocks over gold. here's why. >> here's the very long-term chart. it starts when the s&p was first conceived. >> what is this no. >> this is the ratio. simply taking the price of gold as it relates to the price of the s&p. one unit of gold, one unit of the s&p. the denominator changes or the numerator. in this case gold gets five times the price of the market. it's a function not so much of gold, but stocks collapsing in the '30s. >> when this chart goes higher gold was outperforming stocks. >> this is a function not only of gold, but stocks were terrible in the '30s. when the ratio spikes again in the '70s it wasn't so much stocks, but gold was really surging. that was the record high. right know we're about 1.2. the average if you take all this is about 1.5. it's not that out of skew in t
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Oct 8, 2012 6:00pm EDT
to asterisk you entirely. >> john in california. >> caller: hey, jim, boo-yah from california. >> what's up? >> caller: we love the way you sleep in cars out here. >> it's a little nasty, your place or mine, you ever had to work? >> i got raitton and i have had it for a while and i just want to know with what's covered up in the future, is ray theon the way to go. >> you what romney talking about wanting to spend more in defense. if you think that president obama is going to be re-elected. you don't want to be in ratheon, you're going to have to do a little selling. >> caller: i see that united health care purchased 90% of the brazilian health care companies down there, what do you see their stuff going from here and what do you think if romney's elected president? >> it's not as good if romney's elected president. because what happened is the health companies they went all in under obama. they did win. unh goes higher with president obama is re-elected. if you love playing kick the can as a kid, as i did, you should have adored as an investor in an industrial based company, t
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Oct 3, 2012 3:00pm EDT
. >> bill, that's something john thain said, the head of cit. he said one thing he's constantly hearing from small businesses is that they're getting stuck with the ordinary income tax rate. it's choking them. >> chris, i'll give you the last word quickly. >> romney's moving in the right direction. he should focus on simplification. the simplest thing to do would be on the corporate side to slash the corporate rate. we got a 35% rate. canada's at 15. this is crazy. we need to just cut those rates and grow the economy. >> gentlemen, thank you both. >> thank you. >> see you later. by the way, taxes are sure to be a big part of tonight's first presidential debate between governor romney and president obama. you can catch the entire debate right here co-hosted by maria and carl kwint knee ya. begins at 8:00 p.m. eastern time. >> meanwhile, we're in the final stretch for the day ahead of the debate. we have the market mixed here. >> another trading snafu. nasdaq cancelling some kraft food group trades after a potential transaction error caused that stock to spike on the open this morning. just on
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Oct 1, 2012 5:00pm EDT
know, i'll give you an example. john paulson at hartford insurance. i did not get involved in that because contrary to popular belief, paulson is not a real activist investor in the 13d filings. a lot of people think he is, he isn't. there are other activists i like them, for instance, in one segment like consumer goods and services, but not much in industrials. so i'll stay away from the industrials until i see a track record there and i'll put more money into the other sectors. >> ken, thanks for coming by, we appreciate it. >> thanks for having me. >> and you can hear more about bill ackman, his latest moves, next big trade on "squawk box." starting at 7:40 a.m. eastern time. and tonight, still awaiting the headlines coming out of the value investing congress. coming up next, we continue to tell you what to watch for, stick around to find out, one big question that remains for europe this quarter. get the trade to help you play it. more "fast" just ahead. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 this morning, i'm going to trade in hong kong. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 after that, it's on to germany. tdd#
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Oct 2, 2012 12:00pm EDT
trying to maneuver these markets every day. john, you're one of them. you would agree with bha mark cuban said? >> virtually every word in fact. a decent analogy is united airlines, american airlines and delta, they're regulated by the faa and others, and these guys have, of course, a responsibility for safety of the passengers that they fly as well as, of course, the appreciation of the flying experience, which could be a lot better. we all know that, but there have been a lot of cutting back on the edges, and it's not as luxurious and you have to go through security clearance and all the rest. at least they're trying to make it safer. with high-frequency trading in the game, the s.e.c., mary shapiro has turned her back on the regular investors like yourself. they're complaining saying it's a rigged game that makes no sense, and shouldn't the regulator do the same thing the faa does for the airlines? >> no question. i mean, you've got to break it down, though, so you don't give all the traders a comeback. there's no problem with electronic trading. there's huge advantages in improv
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Oct 2, 2012 4:00pm EDT
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Oct 2, 2012 4:00am EDT
introduced at a rally by the former broncos quarterback john elway. he told supporters he thinks the debates will be about something bigger than who appears to be the winner or loser. you can tune into cnbc for full coverage of the presidential debate. it is wednesday night tomorrow from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. eastern. and we also want to hear from you, you can tweet us your thoughts on the election using #cnbc 2012. >> holiday sales are predicted to rise 4.1% this year, more than a percentage point lower than the last two years. would be the slowest growth since 2009 when sales rose just 0.3%. u.s. consumers are feeling better about the rebounding stock market and rising home prices, but that is being offset by weak job growth and higher food and gas prices. and automakers will also report september u.s. sales later today. forecast to rise 8% from a year ago. matching the pace set in august. they're also expected to be boosted by pent up consumer demand and generous cash incentives by dealers on pickup trucks. toyota and honda should pace the field again with both expected to post doubl
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